D3 Publisher and parent company Namco Bandai haven’t said anything about a new Onechanbara game unless you count Onechanbara Special, a remixed PSP title released in Japan earlier this year.
UK retailer Play.com says Onechanbara 2 is in the works and its an Xbox 360 title. Particularly odd is the unannounced game has apparently been rated by the BBFC, according to their retail listing. Play also has other unconfirmed titles – One Piece: Unlimited Cruise (likely an error, but this is listed for Nintendo DS), Saint Seiya for PS3, a 3DS Dragon Ball (although a specific game has not been announced), and perhaps most intriguing "Super Robot" for 3DS. Super Robot Wars and Dragon Ball series titles are said to be in development for the 3DS in Japan, but details have not been revealed, even for Japan.
Some of these listings are probable like Saint Seiya since Atari brought the PlayStation 2 games over. Namco Bandai also released the One Piece: Unlimited Cruise series on Wii for PAL regions even though the game didn’t come to our shores. Namco Bandai also assists Rising Star Games with distribution so that’s why Rune Factory 3’s European release may have leaked out too. We’ll keep an eye on this surge of retail listings to see if any of these are confirmed.
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